Research Director

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
23 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The largest academic department at the University of Warwick with an annual programme of £180m, WMG has over 750 people working across ten dedicated research and education centres on the Warwick campus, plus collaborative centres in seven countries. We continually invest in state-of-the-art facilities and expertise to keep us at the forefront of innovation in our research, education and knowledge transfer activities, and as a Group continue to grow.  Passionate about manufacturing, innovation and technology, WMG is an exciting, dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, with industrial relevance and academic excellence at the heart of what we do.

With a new organisational structure, WMG is now seeking candidates for the post of Research Director.  An important member of WMG’s executive, the Research Director will play a major strategic role in the development of the Group alongside providing strong leadership of WMG’s research strategy.  As the academic lead for REF, the Research Director will line manage the five Heads of the Research Directorates which include Materials & Manufacturing Technologies, Intelligent Vehicles, Energy, Digital Technologies, and Organisational and Societal Transformation. S/he will also provide academic leadership in his/her chosen field, working with a range of industrial and other partners and collaborators in industry and the broader R&D context.

Strong candidates will be senior researchers with an established track record in an area aligned to WMG’s research strategy, and have an international recognition for published work, as well as a sustained history of obtaining grant and contract funding. Evidence of impact on real-world problems will be essential in the WMG context, and good candidates will be demonstrably committed to this agenda.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to WMG on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference WACABB.  Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on 31 October 2019.